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Old 01-10-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default New Mash Tun

I know most f you are saying - This again but well I am excited about this so I took detailed notes & pictures in case it helps one person out there. I have a price list & pictures of the installation - all 5 minutes of it. I know I might have gotten cheaper prices if I shopped around more but.....

Parts List & Prices:
1 - 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler (From Lowes BLUE not Orange!!) - $47.16
1 - 1/2 metal ball valve (From Lowes) - $9.24
2 - 1/2" X 1/2" Male Adapter Barb X MPT (From Lowes) - $4.58 for both
1 - Pack of #15 rubber O Rings i needed 2 - pack of 10 (From Lowes) - $2.37
1 - 5' 1/2 hose (From Lowes) $3.58
1 - Plumbers Tape - Free had this but would cost about $1.00 for the roll
1 - 12" Stainless Domed False Bottom (from homebrewstuff.com) - $37.12 (free shipping from ordering through Amazon)

Total Cost: $104.05


The pictures with steps will be in the next posts

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:30 AM   #2
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Step 1 - Remove the valve that came with the cooler:

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:32 AM   #3
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Step 2 - attach the inner MTP adapter to the 1/2 inch extender:

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Step 3 - attach the MTP adapter to the ball valve

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Step 4 - in this picture this is the order they go together with the cooler between the O rings

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Step 5 - put the pieces together tighten well but not so hard it cracks remember there is no water pressure here just gravity at its best

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Step 6 - put the hoses on when you need it

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Step 8 - Put the false bottom in and enjoy your new Mash tun

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I forgot to add the 1/2" PVC extender to the list - was $.67 from Lowes

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Nice ....lowes knows.

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